Weather only real change as UC sweeps Rebs again

Weather only real change as UC sweeps Rebs again

Not much has changed in a month — except for the weather.
Union City’s tennis teams claimed a pair of 7-0 wins over county rival Obion Central on Monday afternoon at the Obion County Fairgrounds courts.
Those wins, under sunny skies with temperatures in the 70s, came almost a month to the day (March 25) after the previous UC sweep of the Rebels, also by 7-0 scores, with snow flurries and temperatures in the mid-30s as the playing conditions.
Both programs are closing their regular seasons this week before heading into the District 14A-AA Tournament on Saturday and the following Tuesday. The tourney will be played at both the Fairgrounds and Union City Courts, action beginning 9 a.m. Saturday.
UC’s ends its regular season today at Covington.
The Lady Twisters had three shutout wins and lost just seven games overall in their team win, while the Golden Tornado boys also had three shutouts and gave up just nine games to the Rebels.
In both cases, Union City jumped out to an advantage with doubles wins.
In girls’ play, two of the 8-0 wins came in doubles as Maddie King and Tara Elam topped Marissa Howard and Lindsey Castellaw, while Jenna Miller and Ellen Bearden defeated Alli Ruddle and Carmen Hutchens.
King then topped Howard 8-0 at the top singles spot.
Three of UC’s singles wins came by an 8-1 margin — Miller over Shelly Pate, Bearden over Mallori Conley and Alex Parks over Breanna Stephenson.
Elam and Castellaw locked up in a nice match at No. 2, Elam claiming an 8-4 triumph.
In boys’ doubles, Jacob Triplett and Devin King knocked off Austin Riley and Dallas Mathis 8-1, while brothers Sam and Ellis Critchlow stopped Mason Warren and Dakota Lewis 8-2.
The best singles match came at the top seed as Triplett outlasted Riley 8-5.
In the three 8-0 wins, Sam Critchlow topped Mathis, King downed Warren and Parker Dotson defeated Dalton Edmaiston. Ellis Critchlow stopped Lewis 8-1 at the fourth spot.
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UNION CITY at OC
Girls’ Singles
Maddie King (UC) d. Marissa Howard (OC) 8-0.
Tara Elam (UC) d. Lindsay Castellaw (OC) 8-4.
Jenna Miller (UC) d. Shelly Pate (OC) 8-1.
Ellen Bearden (UC) d. Mallori Conley (OC) 8-1.
Alex Parks (UC) d. Breanna Stephenson (OC) 8-1.
Girls’ Doubles
King/Elam (UC) d. Howard/Castellaw (OC) 8-0.
Miller/Bearden (UC) d. Alli Ruddle/Carmen Hutchens (OC) 8-0.
Boys’ Singles
Jacob Triplett (UC) d. Austin Riley (OC) 8-5.
Sam Critchlow (UC) d. Dallas Mathis (OC) 8-0.
Devin King (UC) d. Mason Warren (OC) 8-0.
Ellis Critchlow (UC) d. Dakota Lewis (OC) 8-1.
Parker Dotson (UC) d. Dalton Edmaiston (OC) 8-0.
Boys’ Doubles
Triplett/King (UC) d. Riley/Mathis (OC) 8-1.
Critchlow/Critchlow (UC) d. Warren/Lewis (OC) 8-2.

Published in The Messenger 4.23.13

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